Edgar Lee Brinkley

Born in Gallatin, TN on December 12, 1927

Departed on March 31, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. Edgar Lee Brinkley age 91, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin, TN.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II at the age of seventeen and retired from Reichhold Chemicals after twenty-eight years of service. Mr. Brinkley enjoyed old movies, racing, and sports. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lois Brinkley (Butler) of 67 years; parents, Earnest Woodson Brinkley and Oma Smith Brinkley Duncan; sisters, Corrine Caldwell, Agnes Roberts, and Lou Williams; and a brother, George Brinkley.

Survived by his two children, Kenneth Brinkley, Sr.; daughter, Karen Brons (Gary); five grandchildren, Kenneth Brinkley, Jr. (Mallory), Scott Brinkley (Elisa), Brandy Brinkley (Brent Wilder), Mitch Brons, and Hunter Brons; five great-grandchildren, Megan Brinkley, Meredith Brinkley, Mollie Brinkley, Chase Brinkley, and Reece Brinkley; and four great-grand dogs, Meng, Boo, Fifi, and Carly.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with military honors.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

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10 Comments to Edgar Lee Brinkley

  1. Pat Thacker
    April 1, 2019 9:04 pm

    What a precious picture.
    He was such a sweetheart. ❤️

    • Karen Brons
      April 12, 2019 4:20 pm

      Pat — Thank you so much for watching after him when he made his trek to the mailbox and back to the house. Karen

  2. Linda Douglas
    April 1, 2019 9:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He and my Father Walter Brinkley were first cousin
    I used to hear my brother Dorris Brinkley speak of Ed.
    Remembering you’ll in prayer

  3. Karen Brons
    April 2, 2019 4:45 pm

    Love you Daddy! Beckwith me as I say your eulogy!

  4. Gary Brons
    April 2, 2019 9:23 pm

    Ed was such a caring man. He always wanted every one to be comfortable. Now he can have total comfort.

  5. Rita Wilson Reiswig
    April 3, 2019 5:30 pm

    I am so glad that I got to spend some precious time with my Uncle Ed last year. I had traveled from Texas to Tenn to get family information for my DAR application. We spent the whole afternoon where he showed me family pictures, told me wonderful stories. I now have photos that I didn’t have before and precious stories of our family.
    My Mom is Agnes Brinkley Rodriguez Roberts.
    Rita Reiswig

  6. Susan Taylor
    April 4, 2019 6:33 pm

    Mr. Brinkley was a delightful man, and a treasured customer, always pleasant, patient and kind. I am so glad to have known him. My prayers are with his family.

  7. Karen Brinkley Brons
    April 12, 2019 4:17 pm

    Thank you Rita. Your visit meant a lot to Dad. I am glad you got to get the photos.

  8. Karen Brons
    April 12, 2019 4:29 pm

    Thank you Susan for your kind words. Dad started feeling bad at end of February; went into hospital the first of April with pneumonia and other chronic issues; then to rehab to get stronger; then to the nursing home portion with hospice care for three days before passing. I got to hold his hand.

    Karen (Ed’s Daughter)

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